Civil and Workplace Rights
Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.
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Contracts approved this week will guarantee, for the first time, that soccer players representing the United States men’s and women’s national teams will receive the same pay when competing in international matches and competitions.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmworkers were joined in Midtown by NYC elected officials, national shareholder advocates and area supporters for a major rally and street theater performance outside the offices of Trian Partners (280 Park Avenue), Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder.
Union members, immigration activists, elected officials, and allies took to the streets across the City on Sunday, May 1 in celebration of International Workers Day. Events were held in both Union Square and Washington Square.
New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring dozens of workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.
Event Honors New York City Workers Who Died or Suffered Injuries or Illnesses on the Job
Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate!
Unlike other forms of discrimination, in most places in the U.S. there’s no clear law against weight-based discrimination.
Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits
Actors’ Equity Association has released the union’s third diversity and inclusion hiring bias report, tracking the demographics of how its members are hired for acting and stage management work, and how much they were paid in the year 2020.
On Wednesday, the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor held its first hearing of 2022, with a focus on how the City can take preventative measures including, but not limited not to enhancing worker protection requirements in City contracts, effective policy mechanisms to com